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Antonia Hodgson: ‘Give yourself the space to daydream.’

Antonia HodgsonHave you ever written a scary story? In honor of the Halloween season, we are interviewing horror writers to learn about the craft of scaring readers.

Recently, we spoke with Little, Brown UK editor-in-chief Antonia Hodgson to discuss her debut historical mystery novel, The Devil in The Marshalsea. Check out the highlights from our interview below…

Q: How did you land your first book deal?
A: I spent five years writing a novel that would have been very suitable for Halloween – vampires, dark deeds, so much blood… When I began writing it vampires weren’t fashionable. While I was writing it, they became incredibly fashionable. By the time I’d finished everyone was saying, ‘ugh, I’m so sick of vampires.’ So I sent this book to an agent anyway.

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Roald Dahl’s ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ Adapted for Stage

Five stories from Roald Dahl‘s Tales of the Unexpected have been adapted for the stage in the UK. On January 14th, Roald Dahl’s Twisted Tales opened for previews on the West End.

Jeremy Dyson wrote the script and Polly Findlay directed the play. The production website should be 14 or older since it is based on short stories with adult material.

Dahl first published the collection in 1979. The sixteen stories inspired a television series that lasted for nine seasons. The video embedded above features the show’s theme song. (Via the Daily Mail)